While it has been confirmed that Sam Taylor-Wood is taking the part of director for the 50 Shades of Grey movies, fans are still left speculating as to who will take the part of Christian Grey.
Stephen Amell, the playboy star of Sky 1's action drama Arrow, was said to have met with the film's producers earlier in the year, but he has confirmed in a press interview that he will not play Christian Grey, saying: "Nothing about Christian Grey really spoke to me"
Speaking on Facebook, Stephen also explained: "I hope they get the movie made, and I'm sure someone will be excellent in it. That person will not be me."
Other stars who have also ruled themselves out of the lead role include Michael Fassbender and Social Network star Armie Hammer, while rumours suggesting who is to become Anastasia Steele have been dispelled by Emma Watson and Felicity Jones.
So who is left in the race to become Mr Grey himself? Other actors who've been linked to the part include Ryan Gosling, Henry Cavill and Ian Somerhalder - and we're also keen on Alex Pettyfer, Alexander Skarsgard - or even Robert Pattinson. Check out our Christian Grey-wannabe gallery for the other eligible gents we think would be perfect for the sizzling role.
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